Armour HELIO Carbon Graphite Performance PaddleThe HELIO Carbon Graphite Performance Paddle allows players to feel more connected to their equipment due to the tactile face. Combined with the thick 16mm polymer core which reduces shock, the overall effect is one of balance, strength and precision. With a thoughtful, high quality construction, the Helio Carbon Graphite is slightly above average in length at 16" so that it's easier to reach for shots across the court and respond to lobs.
The HELIO Carbon Graphite Performance Paddle weighs 7.6 - 7.9 oz which keeps it easy to maneuver but capable of producing power. The handle is 4-½" long with a medium circumference grip which has a perforated design that will keep sweat away from your hands so there are no unexpected slips during a game. The graphite surface is extra rigid and responsive, producing quick volleys and precise dinks.
The HELIO Carbon Graphite Performance Paddle is reliable and versatile for players who want to cultivate a greater variety of skills.
Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Reviews of the Helio Performance Carbon Graphite Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:
"In the newly launched Armour pickleball paddle line up, the Helio Carbon Graphite paddle is the leader. There are a number of paddles available now that have the thick core (16mm) and graphite face. This is the first of these with the looser carbon fibre weave. This makes for a very soft playing paddle that grabs the ball and allows you to control your shots with spin. While not as powerful as the fiberglass Helio, there is plenty of pop. The combination of power and control is nirvana for many players looking for a forgiving, all court paddle. Armour has put together a good one with their initial launch. Well done Steve Wong."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.6 – 7.9 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4.375" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: PerfExtreme Perforated Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Armour Pickleball
Handle Length: 4.5”
Paddle Length: 16”
Paddle Width: 7.875”
Paddle Face: Carbon Graphite
Core Material: Polypropylene
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: Yes
Made in the USA
Helio carbon graph hybrid
Jan 20, 2023
This paddle performa like the review and description states. I love it. My other paddle is a Joola Vision 14mm and I think I like this better. This has more control that I expected once I saw how smooth the paddle surface was. It’s great at the net, but you do have to swing a little harder for those baseline returns after your opponent spikes it. I’m a 3.75-4.2player and this feels and plays very well. Highly recommended.
Precise and powerful
Dec 15, 2021
This paddle puts the ball where you want it and strikes super duper hard.
Nov 8, 2021
The Jury is still out. Will need more playing time.